(Closed) Anyone else stressed about hair and makeup? [rant]

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
560 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m not to that point yet, but I can totally see myself having all those worries, too!

Post # 4
11163 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

I am incredibly stressed because my first trial for hair and makeup (they were a team from Sacramento) was TERRIBLE. The makeup artist was actually blaming her terrible application and lack of skills my skin! My Maid/Matron of Honor who was with me couldn’t believe the things that came out of the ladies mouth. The hair trial was no better and very sloppy. I was out $100.00.

I have another one Saturday and I am praying that it goes better.


Post # 5
173 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I recommend asking around/doing more research.  I don’t know how much time you have before the wedding, and budget is always an issue (weddings are so expensive), but I feel like one of the most important reasons behind hiring a professional is not just how the apply your makeup or do your hair the day of, but how they help you come to a decision on what to do.  Personally, I would much rather I explain my idea to someone, and they say “I don’t think that’s going to look good” or “I don’t think that hair style will last through the evening”, than for them to just say okay and let me make a decision based on my own lack of experience.  If it makes you feel more calm, maybe you can practice a “backup hairstyle” that you do yourself  – something elegant by simple and difficult to mess up – like a low bun or beach waves or something, so that you can rest assured that in case you don’t find someone you feel really comfortable with, you have another plan in mind.  Good luck!

Post # 8
138 posts
Blushing bee

I can understand your stress, i feel the same way about my hair trial.  Its like iwant them to make me my most beautiful and thats it.  As for makeup im doing my own and since im a makeup artist that is somewhat less stressful for me.  I would say play around with your hair (loosely) and try to see what you like best (half up, down, completely up, etc). And with makeup it may help if you already have some makeup of your own to play around with.  If not i would say just look in magazines and online to see what you think you would like best.  Hope this helps, and try not to drive yourself crazy, when all is said and done im sure youll feel your best1

Post # 10
138 posts
Blushing bee

not sure if you’ve ever tried mac eyeshadows, but when i did my sister in laws wedding makeup i used really simple stuff because she doesnt wear makeup normally.  Just in case you want to check them out at a counter, or invest(i dont know your coloring but if your somewhat fair skinned they will look great on you!) 

for a super easy simple starter look you could do these colors or get duplicates from other brands-

wedge- in crease

malt or kid(very similar in color)- on lid

there is no shimmer in these colors so it definitely looks natural and then you could make it a little more dramatic by adding a slightly darker color on top of wedge in the outer corner of your crease.


Hope this made sense! haha Good luck again ๐Ÿ™‚


Post # 11
31 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

hm..i think you should print out the styles that you want to look like and show it to who ever is doing it..after they do it on you, maybe you can decide. make up is the essential part of the face of course .hopefully it will work out just perfect ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
9 posts
  • Wedding: October 2014

It helps me a lot if the bride has a few hair styles they like, and then we go over which parts of each pic they like and don’t like.. because sometimes your words to describe are not the same words others would use to describe what you are wanting.  same with makeup.  The more visual items you have the less you will need to rely on the artist to know what you mean. Also, in a trial that is when it is ok to play around with different looks, because what you thought you may want might not look the way you had imagined it would on you. So, I wouldn’t go with someone just because they are close.. cause you may just end up with what they have to offer.  some hair salons mainly deal in cuts and color and rarely get clients for updo’s..  An experienced hair and makeup artist (especially for brides) is worth the trial and money.  Hope it all works out A-OK!!;)

Jenny/we are paperdolls

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